People with disabilities find new opportunities amid worker shortage
20 Mar 2023
Strong workforce participation and low unemployment rates continue to be contrasted by a lingering worker shortage in Wisconsin.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), more than three million people are currently working statewide, the highest number in state history. Plus, the latest DWD report shows Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to 2.9% in January. Yet nearly every industry in the state is being impacted by a worker shortage.
DWD Announces Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment Grants to Serve More Than 2,200 StudentsMar 15 2023
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today announced the award of more than $473,000 in Technical Education Equipment Grants to 14 school districts. Funded through the Wisconsin Fast Forward Program, the grants will help school districts expand their advanced manufacturing education programs and connect more than 2,200 students to...
Like the majority of UW-Stout graduates, Heather Dietsche and Andrew Campion had jobs in hand before they graduated. It was an exciting but not surprising outcome, given what they had experienced at Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University. Dietsche, of Bloomer, said UW-Stout gave her a “solid foundation to transfer my knowledge...
Today, virtually every business is a technology business. Emerging technology provides important insight, automation, and efficiency as well as a wide range of business functions, ranging from human resources (HR) and performance management to operations and marketing. As the technology develops, many solutions are becoming more tailored to and accessible...